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“The food was so-so nothing out of the ordinary...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Swatow Restaurant

Swatow Restaurant
309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (China Town)
(416) 977-0601
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Ranked #795 of 6,781 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: China Town
Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“The food was so-so nothing out of the ordinary...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The food was average, the atmosphere is not very comfy or clean.

If you are looking for a very good shrimp wonton soup w/ noodle, I will highly recommend Jim Chai Kee Noodle at 270 West Beaver Creek Rd Unit 18 Richmond Hill, they make the shrimp wontons and fresh fish balls everyday, so fresh, so tasty.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Toronto, Ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Restaurant in the Toronto area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I've been going to this restaurant for the past 25 years, great service and staff. Can't really complain when the food arrived at your table within 5 minutes no matter how busy they are. But the best thing is their food, prices are reasonably low and the food is fantastic, I can't think of 1 dish I would say was OK, it's all mouth watering good.

The only downside is their bathroom but what do you expect in downtown Toronto Chinatown.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“awesome food; shrimp !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

We ate here after visiting the AGO. The food was to die for. Fish Sliced Noodle Soup, Shrimp Dumpling Soup, Pan Fried Dumplings, Deep Fried Shrimp Wonton, Shrimp w/ Eggplant on Rice, Shrimp in Lobster Sauce ... mmmmm

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Tasty and consistent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Your average hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant with reliably good soup and broad range of dishes. Open late for night owls.

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Vaughan, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Chinese in Toronto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

If you're looking for the best Chinese Restaurant in Toronto, look no further. Swatow is the place to eat! Great, great food!!!

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